May 4-6, 2018

• Basic bird watching techniques

• Time to watch and listen on Birdwalks at local birding hot spots

• Good food and fellowship

Chris Eberly, Director of Maryland Bird Conservation Partnership, and Doug Ruby, Professor of Biology, Emeritus at University of Maryland - Eastern Shore, will be our guides as we explore the vast number of feathered friends passing through and living at Shepherd’s Spring.

The program is designed for beginner to intermediate birders. It's a great family opportunity that includes basic bird watching techniques, bird games, migration information, great posters, planting and feeding suggestions for your backyard and time to listen to the sounds of the birds in the area with experienced birders as your guide!

General Information

Full retreat package includes two nights' accommodations in Cabins or the Lodge, Friday evening dinner, three meals on Saturday, and brunch on Sunday.

Cabin: $130 per person double occupancy. 
Lodge: $185/Single, $160/Double.
Reduced price is available for those who do not wish to stay overnight.  Pricing options are available on the registration page. 

Friday night registration is at 5 pm, followed by dinner and evening presentation.

Bird walks and birding destinations may include trips to some of the following: C&O Canal Towpath, Antietam National Battlefield, Williamsport Cushwa Basin, Washington Monument State Park, Harper’s Ferry National Park, Bolver Heights, and School House Ridge. Trails are mostly wooded and uneven surfaces.

Minimum of 12 Participants Needed.

Click here for brochure and paper registration form

Lifetime Birding List

The abundance and variety of birds at Shepherd Spring provides a challenge of identifying both familiar and new birds. We aim to help everyone learn more about the birds they see and hear as we explore the camp and nearby areas.

Possible sightings include:

  • Acadian Flycatcher

  • Baltimore Orioles

  • Blue Jays

  • Cliff Swallow

  • Cedar Waxwing

  • Eastern Phoebe

  • Eastern Towhee's

  • Raptors

  • Warblers

  • Warbling Vireo

  • Yellow-billed Cuckoo

  • and more

 Contact us to discuss this and other programs specifically designed for adults.


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